At Age 4, the Digital Development Partnership (DDP) has grown from a knowledge partnership dedicated to helping developing countries leveraging technology to solve their most pressing challenges to a fully operational platform supporting World Bank’s clients in their path to digital transformation.
Development partners recently came together to discuss how best to support Africa’s Digital Transformation agenda, which aims to connect every African individual, business and government by 2030.
The DDP Annual Review 2018 reports on activities and results achieved during the last fiscal year. It is the second report in the series, after the inaugural report was issued in 2017.
The World Bank’s Digital Development Partnership (DDP) continues to grow, with Denmark recently joining the DDP’s group of donors. Helping developing countries leverage technological improvements to solve their most pressing challenges, most notably within the energy, education and health sectors, is at the core of this new partnership.
It will require innovative financing and technologies to get broadband to the 4 billion people currently without internet access. A workshop at the World Bank solicited input from country clients and experts as to how best to do that.
DDP is an innovative effort to focus the transformative impact of digital technologies on development. One year after its creation, DDP’s Annual Review looks to future and takes stock of the past.
Digital tools are making transportation faster, safer, and greener. Experts discussed new ideas for protecting vulnerable travelers, preventing traffic accidents, improving flow and more at a workshop. Read more
More than 40 percent of the world’s population relies on the internet. But 4 billion others are without internet access and are left out of the digital future. Technology and development experts addressed the impact of digital technology on development in a 6-week Massive Open Online Course called “Digital Dividends.” Read more
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